Greenfield

Roundup: Clough throws complete game

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The ConVal varsity baseball team beat Milford 3-2 in the 2014 opener. Senior hurler Ivon Clough threw a complete game, striking out 12 while walking one and giving up six hits. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli, senior, with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen, freshmen, had two hits and one run scored. Matt Davis, sophomore, had two hits and two RBI. ∎ The ConVal boys tennis team … 0

Peterborough: Pajamas in school at SMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

South Meadow School 8th Grade Students made pajamas in Consumer and Family Class and got some life lessons along the way. After making the pants they were allowed to wear them to school by paying $1. Altogether they raised $94 for the SMS Food Pantry. After the unit was complete, students were asked … 0

Greenfield: ML

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On April 26 at 11 a.m. the Greenfield Historical Society will have a general membership meeting — everyone is invited. This meeting will be held in the museum on Forest Road. After the meeting, walk or carpool to Ken and Lori Finn’s barn (formerly owned by Hayden Pearson). The barn has been recently renovated. It is a historic building in Greenfield. … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0

ConVal School District: Surprise thank you

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

During a Francestown Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization breakfast in March, parents gave a thank you to former School Board member Stewart Brock, who served nine years on the board. … 0

Viewpoint: Do you trust your state government officials?

Friday, March 28, 2014

This often is the question: Do you trust state government officials? At a recent special meeting of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, after intense questioning by one senator, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance Roger Sevigny, with frustration, simply said you either could trust him or not. The … 0

Viewpoint: About Heritage District ‘oversight’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congratulations to the residents of Greenfield for exercising common sense and good judgment at Town Meeting. Over 79 percent of voters there rejected the Heritage District proposed by the Greenfield Planning Board (see Ledger-Transcript articles “Heritage district overwhelmingly defeated at polls” published March 13 and “Hope remains for … 0

Letter: Place to Go event was a success

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: There are so many people I’d like to thank for helping make The Place to Go’s 21st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament such a big success. The tournament is one of our major fundraisers and helps keep our after school program, Kids Together, free. … 0

Letter: Greenfield voters said no to district

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: Some members of the Greenfield Planning Board seem to think that a lack of communication on their part and a lack of understanding by townspeople led to the defeat of the proposed heritage district. The townspeople showed neither lack of communication nor understanding when they … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

greenfield: Fire chief seeks volunteers

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Fire Chief Loren White is seeking to form a volunteer study committee with the purpose of furthering community involvement and raising the number of volunteer firefighters readily available to the town. The Greenfield Fire Department currently … 0